What is a tribe? According to Seth Godin, “A tribe is a group of people connected to one another, connected to a leader, and connected to an idea”.
Throughout everyone’s lives there is something that puts people together. They have things in common with other individuals. A shared common interest is extremely important to me because I have been on the positive side of joining a tribe.
It may form bonds that are unbreakable. Everyone deserves to be a part of something special and I understand it is difficult to decide on joining something or not. But if you don’t know what to do, you should ask yourself “why not?”
When I was growing up, my father always used to tell me to not shy away from something that I was interested in and to never give up on my dreams and aspirations. During my short but eventful life, I have been a part of many tribes without even thinking about it.
The sports teams I’ve played on and the clubs I’ve joined all have something in common with one another: a shared interest. Having a common interest is an important key to being successful.
I have been on teams that have won championships because we all loved the sport and we played together. The clubs I have joined were and still are successful to this day. Joining Habitat For Humanity has changed my life. The other members of this tribe are truly remarkable. We all want to help those in need by giving them something they dream about.
Tribes are an integral part to most individuals’ lives. They help connect people that would not have been together otherwise.
Tribes create a culture between individuals that gives everyone the power to say and do what they believe is best. We trust one another, and trust is the single most important thing involving tribes.
Individuals that make up a tribe all want to make themselves better, while getting others from the outside to believe in what they set to achieve. I’ve met people that I never would have thought of getting to know. The tribes that are not successful are the ones whose members are selfish and not trustworthy.
A problem with tribes is not having everyone on board with the goal you plan on achieving. I have also been a part of tribes that have not worked out and that feeling is kind of depressing.
I left that tribe because their goals were different than mine and the members just didn’t care about each other. Every time I see one of them walking around, they act like I am not even there. It’s either their way or no way in their minds.
They don’t have the ability to change, even when change is necessary. I do not have ill will towards these members, it just didn’t work out and I moved on to bigger and better tribes.
When joining a tribe, one must say to oneself “why not?” because what is the worst thing that can happen? Like my example, when I joined a tribe, I just moved on.
It can either work out really well or not and you go find a new tribe to join. Obviously, you have to join something you are really interested in, or else you will want to leave. Thinking “why not?” goes for anything. Trying something you are unsure of can actually maximize your potential and help in the future. Why not take a chance at something that is unusual but can push you to another level?
Joining a tribe that someone is unsure about is always worth a shot, and can help in the present and future. It can change your life in a major way.